Daduan restaurant in Maastricht, the south of the Netherlands, used an unusual group of new workers after the restaurant resumed its activities, as the country eased the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the new Corona virus. This new group is robots.
The automated trio Amy, Acker and James are moving back and forth in the Asian restaurant bar, serving drinks, which reduces the movement of human personnel around.
Each of these robots takes the form of a human being, including two arms, to hold the serving trays and sometimes shows a smile or a frown.
“Hi, here is the request,” said Amy robot to two women sitting in front of her as she offered two cups of iced tea. Take it from the tray. I will come back automatically after 20 seconds. ”
And customers must receive their drinks themselves.
Although the use of robotic workers began in China several years ago and has since become a new trend in restaurants around the world, only a few robots have entered Dutch restaurants.
Currently, Daduan’s automated services are limited to beverage delivery K, but its owner hopes to expand the robot’s contribution to the workforce quickly.
Employees who use respirators put drinks on the serving trays, then press the table number and then step back to make way for the robots.
Restaurant representative Paul Sejbin says their waiter jobs are not in danger from new arrivals.
“Our team is really very happy with the robots,” he added